Obs C* 2342 r near Moon

Jim Varney (jamesv@softcom.net)
Wed, 6 Aug 1997 21:34:09 -0700

Just saw Cosmos 2342 r in twilight.  Passed one degree over the crescent
moon, pretty neat sight in the 10x50 binoculars.  Really zipping along, the
thing wasted no time getting outta here!

Did not time its passage precisely but it was within a minute of schedule
and the track was right on.

It was about mag 1 or so, steady.  Looked for a sign of redness to indicate
frictional heating, saw none; white in color.

Thanks to Alan Pickup for providing the elements.  Wouldn't have seen it
without them.

Jim Varney     121.398 W, 38.458 N, 8m     Sacramento, Calif.